Asia Pacific Foundation Of Canada

Diversity and Inclusive Growth Strategy for Women Entrepreneurs

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada’s relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada’s catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia’s bridge to Canada. APF Canada is dedicated to strengthening ties between Canada and Asia with a focus on expanding economic relations through trade, investment, and innovation, and improving Canadians’ general understanding of Asia and its growing global influence. APF Canada is proud to lead all-women trade missions from Canada to the Asia Pacific, growing women-owned and -led businesses through trade with Asia Pacific markets.

The Canadian Women’s International Network (CanWIN) is an international ecosystem of women assisting Canadian women in international business by offering a powerful network of connections and on-going advocacy and support.

Building on the efforts of APF Canada’s Women-only Business Missions to Asia, CanWIN formally connects women thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and gender equality organizations to advance economic equality and empower Canadian women entrepreneurs through engagement with international growth markets in Asia. While the CanWIN member portal is under construction, please visit our website and register your interest in becoming a CanWIN member.

“Women are an essential component of Canada’s economic recovery strategy. The “she-covery” will require even closer collaboration among partners in the women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem going forward. We are redoubling our efforts to encourage and facilitate women entrepreneurs’ access to growth markets in Asia and expedite Canada’s return to a pre-pandemic economy.”

Christine Nakamura, Vice President
Toronto Office